Mrs. Yancey's 6th Grade Language Arts Class
    Welcome, Osceola 6th Graders!  I consider it an honor and a privilege to be your guide on this journey of acquiring knowledge in literature and arts, exercising responsibility, and cultivating organizational and time management skills. My desire is that you maintain an open mind, a motivated spirit, and a creative soul for the duration of our pursuits.
    We will interact with many new characters through short stories, poetry, and a novel study.  We will also read a variety of non-fiction pieces for analysis and depth of understanding.  We will write in various formats (argumentative, persuasive, expository, and creative), develop proper grammar usage, acquire new vocabulary, create original pieces of art, speak publicly, and participate in group discussions.  

    Students, you will be required to read outside of my classroom. This will be monitored by weekly reading logs, quarterly book reports, and the school wide 20 Book Challenge.